Tourism Archive

Acquisitions Alter List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/27/2019 12:00 am

The departures of five companies that were acquired in the past year made room at the bottom of the list for companies that had not made the cutoff last year — or ever. The price of entry to the list? $100 million

Application Submitted for Casino License in Pope County

by Associated Press 5/20/2019 04:01 pm

A Mississippi company has applied for a casino license in Arkansas, but the proposal lacks the backing of current local leaders.

Red Wolf Convention Center Plans September Open in Jonesboro

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/20/2019 12:00 am

The $58 million Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel and Red Wolf Convention Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is set to open in late September.

Arkansas Arts Center 'A Gem Within Our City'

by Jan Cottingham 5/20/2019 12:00 am

Museums need to supply “social space,” says famed architect Jeanne Gang. If they are to survive, they need to be places where people want to be. And that is what her design seeks to do for the expanded, renovated Arkansas Arts Center, a $98.8 million project: provide a “cultural living room.”

At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/20/2019 12:00 am

Uber has become a verb like Google and is gaining more competitors in a market that will soon be saturated. Will having more ride-sharing options make any of us more likely to need a ride, or will ride-sharing become a commodity in which price is the primary differentiator?

Stay 'Amazing' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/20/2019 12:00 am

It's up to the public to demonstrate its continued support for the Arkansas Arts Center by helping pay for an expanded and improved Arts Center.

Cindy McLain Joins McLain Group (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2019 12:00 am

Cindy McLain has joined The McLain Group in Fayetteville as operations leader.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.6% in April

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/17/2019 10:32 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in April was 3.6%, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.

Clinton National's Ron Mathieu Named CEO of Birmingham Airport

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2019 04:13 pm

Ronald F. Mathieu, executive director of the Clinton National Airport, has been named CEO of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama.

Phase One of Hot Springs' New Biking Trail System Is Complete

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2019 03:30 pm

Phase One of Hot Springs' new Northwoods Trail System is complete, giving the city 15.7 miles of "world-class" mountain-bike riding.

The Cold War Hot Again, Blytheville Moves Ahead with Museum Plan

by Todd Traub 5/15/2019 01:38 pm

Cold War nostalgia is in full swing, leading some to forecast success for Blytheville's efforts to transform the former Eaker Air Force Base into a Cold War museum.

New Hotel Planned Near Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2019 12:00 am

An 85-room hotel project will be built on the south side of Pleasant Ridge Road in west Little Rock.

Walton's Art Bridges Earns Praise from Wall Street Journal Critic

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2019 12:00 am

Terry Teachout, drama critic for the Wall Street Journal, had kind words last week for Art Bridges, an organization founded by Alice Walton, and for the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Grants to Jump-Start Economic Development in Park Hill, Levy

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/6/2019 12:00 am

The city of North Little Rock is sprucing up the Park Hill and Levy business districts with federally funded Jump Start grants and playing a long game when it comes to economic development in those areas.

Springhill Medical Corridor Still Attracting Business

by Gwen Moritz 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Baptist Health, CARTI projects add to two decades of development on Springhill Drive in east North Little Rock, a place that was once best known as the lonely Interstate 40 location of ABF Freight's central Arkansas terminal.

The Arena Era: Venue Set the Stage for 20 Years of Redevelopment

by George Waldon 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Verizon Arena is recognized as the key that started a redevelopment engine for downtown North Little Rock. Celebrating its 20th birthday in October, the facility is touted as an $83 million, debt-free, financially self-sufficient showcase for central Arkansas events.

Between Venues, Investments Continue in Argenta

by Kyle Massey 5/6/2019 12:00 am

The debut of a major riverfront arena 20 years ago turned out to be a warmup act for the real headliner: a sweeping transformation of downtown North Little Rock.

Rockwater Village Draws More Residents

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2019 12:00 am

The North Little Rock residential development along the Arkansas River proves appeal of traditional homes.

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Gary Russell Gibbs of Niceville, Florida, lists his complete financial details in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hot Springs showing total debts at $171.1 million. That makes his personal bankruptcy one of the largest filed in Arkansas.

Bentonville Best Western Lawsuit Settled with Interest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Silver Hospitality has taken care of its obligation, settling a suit with Beechwood Hospitality of Little Rock over a $1.1 million loan.